The FATF Recommendations, the international anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism and proliferation (AML/CFT) standards, and the FATF Methodology to assess the effectiveness of AML/CFT systems.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented global challenges, human suffering and economic disruption. Criminals have been quick to seek ways to exploit this crisis. Despite the exceptional circumstances, the FATF has continued advancing its important work. It has highlighted COVID-19 related threats and vulnerabilities as well as policy responses to address them.
FATF has issued global, binding standards to prevent the misuse of virtual assets for money laundering and terrorist financing. The standards ensure that virtual assets are treated fairly, applying the same safeguards as the financial sector.
Combatting terrorist financing is top priority for the FATF, and a key part of the FATF’s objectives in strengthening financial sector integrity and contributing to safety and security. FATF's focus on terrorist financing